Thursday, November 20, 2008

Apple Pie even a child can make!! (well almost)

I found this recipe in one of my older Family Fun mags and just discovered it again on their website! Click here for this yummy recipe your kids can make! (with your help of course, he he) Hope you are all having fun preparing for THANKSGIVING!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A YUMMY YUMMY treat for your kids!

Wow two posts in one day!! For me that is AMAZING!!!
I know this does not look like much but let me tell you these are some of the yummiest (and yes not the most healthiest) but delicious treats ever!! I thought I would share this recipe with you of you dont already know it!
9 c. Chex cereal (rice or corn)
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 - 2 c. powdered sugar
put the choc. chips, peanut butter and butter together in a bowl and microwave for about 40 secs. Stir that together so it is melted and smooth. Stir the vanilla into the mixture and coat the cereal with the choc, p. butter mixture. Once the cereal is fully coated then add the powdered sugar and cover all of the cereal!! I like to put mine into little snack bags so that they can have a little snack after school but also a little snack in their lunches! If you make these let me know what you think!!!

A fun and easy little camera to make for your little one....

Want to make this fun little cheap camera??
This is something I did a long time ago with my oldest two kids when they were younger and they loved taking their cameras everywhere!!
Well.... all you need to do is get a small box like a jello box and take out the contents and tape the end closed. Cover the whole thing with black construction paper. Cut an opening through the whole thing up near the top so they can see what they are going to be taking a picture of ;o). Then find two lids to things you dont need anymore like a medicine bottle lid and a large lid (I used a childrens tylenol lid and a chicken bouilon plastic container lid) and attach them with a glue gun. I then added some aluminum foil to the back so it is reflective (so they can kind of see themselves). Last, take some fun colored yarn... (I took several long pieces and braided it so it would be thicker) and make a knot at the end of each side of the braid and attach to the sides with tape! There you have it!! My little guy thinks he is Peter Parker taking pictures of Spider Man!! :o) HAVE FUN!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cute Thanksgiving table idea for older kids to do....

Cute huh??? These would keep older kids busy during the BIG DAY!! I think these are adorable! Click here to see what you need to make these festive treats! What a fun favor to give your guests! Look below for a very fun idea to keep the little ones busy...

Look at this fun construction paper turkey!!!

Isn't he cute???
This is perfect for your little ones to make while the turkey is cooking! If you have a big family get together you could have a little craft table set up so that all the little ones could make these!!
Here are the instructions........
What you need:
1 1/2 toilet paper tubes
Brown construction paper
Yellow construction paper
Red construction paper
White construction paper
Black construction paper
Tempera or watercolor paints
How to make it:
1.Trace around your child's hand on a piece of white construction paper. Note: You may wish to trace a larger area around your child's hand to make the turkey feathers bigger and also make it easier for your child to cut out.
2.Cut out the pattern.
3.Paint the hand pattern with different colors of paints.
4.Let the paint dry.
5.Cut one of the toilet paper tubes in half. (You will only need one piece)
6.Cut out brown construction paper to fit around the one and one half toilet paper tubes and staple the paper onto the tubes.
7.Staple the two tubes together, the shorter one on top of the longer one.
8.Cut out a beak and some feet out from the yellow construction paper, a gobbler out of red construction paper, and eyes out of the white and black construction paper.
9.Attach the eyes, beak, feet, and gobbler to the tubes with glue. (See photo)
10.Staple the feathers to the back of the tubes when the feathers are dry.
(This was found on

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Here are the beanies and the aprons...

Here are the beanies that are for sale for only $5.00 each! Just leave me a comment and let me know if you would like to purchase one! They are pretty much a one size fits all. I sold one to a woman that had a two yr old, but the size also fits my 11 yr old boy just fine. They stretch and look so cute on!!

And the craft aprons... these are the styles that I have left. I actually have two of each of the bottom two. These are only $7.00! The second one down is actually bright orange polka dots! The picture didn't do well at capturing the color! Let me know if you are interested! Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We have a Winner!!!

And the winner is........ SUSAN!!! She is such a sweet person with such a big heart and darling family!! Congratulations my friend! I will contact you to arrange a way to get this to you! Thank you all sooooo much for entering the contest! I would like to do another giveaway in Dec. so stay tuned to The Childrens Nest! If any of you are interested in purchasing a craft apron like the one in the giveaway I am selling them for only $7.00! If you would like one just leave me a comment with your email! They make unique Christmas gifts :o) I also have darling childrens fleece beanies for sale for $5.00! Great for stocking stuffers! I will do a post about those so you can see what they look like! Shipping would be cheap as well, like $1.50-2.00! Again, thank you to all who participated and left me such sweet comments! I really appreciate it! I hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Let me leave you with a really cute

Thanksgiving boat place card that you can make with your here for instructions!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Here it is...... MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!

TA DA........Here it is!
So I decided to do it!! My very first giveaway ever!! As many of you know I did a craft fair yesterday and so I was super busy this last week and did not even have a minute to update my blog...(how sad, huh). So this week I am going to do a giveaway with some of the items that I was selling in the craft fair! So what the winner will receive are these four fun things...
1. a really cute craft apron that I applied Amy Butler fabric to. They are perfect for the sewers, scrapbookers, crafters, artists, etc... it has pockets in front to hold all sorts of things!
2. a very cute red felt pair of Santa Claus long underwear filled with candy! This can be used as an ornament or as a door hanger or whatever you would like to use it for! Included is two up close pics so you can see it more clearly. The back has the little flap where the candy is put in (he he he).
3. a fun triangle gift box made from cute Stampin Up scrapbook paper and also filled with candy! (These make cute gifts for teachers by the way!)
4. and last is a paper globe ornament also made from Stampin Up double sided paper that is SOOOO cute!!!!
Below are more pics of what you will receive!

So what you need to do is this....
Leave me a comment and let me know that you would like to be included in the drawing and then if you would, put a little something good about The Childrens Nest on your blog and spread the word!! I think the winner will love the GOODS!! I wlll choose the winner Wednesday afternoon and announce it that evening!
GOOD LUCK to all my blogging friends, you have 3 days!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

So I changed the look of the Childrens Nest...

What do you think of my new logo? I LOVE change and so here I am again...changing my blog! I also love comments from you, so please feel free to drop me a line :o)
I am doing a craft fair this Sat. and so this week I will be very busy finishing up my crafts but I will post some pics of what I have been working on and possibly do a giveaway!! I have never done one before but I think it would be so fun! My posts may be few this week but I will try and post some fun things!

Autumn Handprint Wreath

Cute and easy children's wreath for FALL!

Materials you will need for this wreath are glue, scissors, and yellow, orange, and red paint or colored construction paper.

There are two ways to do this craft. One is to trace the child's hand onto paper and cut out the prints. The second is to make paint handprints on the paper and cut those out.
Make nine handprints (3 of each color).
Cut out the prints and glue to form a wreath.
You can decorate the wreath further with pictures like leaves, pumpkins or corn.